OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform

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1990-0481 (online)
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1563-4973 (print)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1787/19900481
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This series presents the results of country peer reviews of regulatory reform in OECD countries. They present an integrated assessment of regulatory reform in framework areas such as the quality of the public sector, competition policy and enforcement, and market openness. They also contain chapters on sectors such as telecommunications, electricity, road and rail freight, and an assessment of the macroeconomic context for reform. The policy recommendations present a balanced plan of action for both short and longer term based on best international regulatory practices.

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OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Poland 2002

OECD Reviews of Regulatory Reform: Poland 2002

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22 July 2002
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144
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9789264176034 (PDF) ;9789264198111(print)
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OECD's review of regulatory reform in Poland. It finds that like other central and eastern European countries, Poland underwent fundamental change in the 1990s as it made the transition from a planned to a market economy. The liberalisation of economic activity and the democratisation of government institutions were deep and strong. Today Poland has a functioning market economy together with a democratic framework of state institutions, with the EU accession process fostering further liberalisation and modernisation.

However, this is only the "end of the beginning". Achievements, especially in economic performance, need to be consolidated, and new legislation must be implemented in an efficient manner. Major challenges lie ahead in enhancing the state’s regulatory capacities; these include improving the quality of human resources in the public sector and the effectiveness of regulation at all levels of government. Liberalisation of the remaining state monopolies calls for a more courageous approach and points to the need for further regulatory reform in support of the structural changes required in these sectors. A business environment more conducive to entrepreneurship is also desirable. The key message of this review is the necessity for continuous reform.

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Table of Contents

Executive Summary
PART I. REGULATORY REFORM IN POLAND 
Chapter 1. Performance and Appraisal
-Introduction
-The Macroeconomic Context for Regulatory Reform
-The Strengths and Successes of Regulatory Reform
-The Challenges Confronting Future Regulatory Performance
-Conclusion
PART II. REGULATORY POLICIES AND OUTCOMES 
Chapter 2. Regulatory Governance
Chapter 3. Competition Policy
Chapter 4. Market Openness
Chapter 5. Postal and Energy Sectors
-The Postal Sector
-The Energy Sector
--The Oil Sector
--The Coal Sector
--The Electricity Sector
--The Natural Gas Sector
Chapter 6. The Telecommunications Sector
Annex
Bibliography

 
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